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North Berrien Food Pantry

June 4, 2017, during both worship services, the sermon message consisted of the latest up-to-the-minute update on the re-formation of the North Berrien Food Pantry as Hope Resources.  Carole Sternaman will be spoke to the hopes and expectations surrounding the food pantry developments.    During both services, volunteers were also recognized for their dedication to Food Pantry, Kids Hope and the Backpack Program. 

Churches in North Berrien County are working diligently to make Hope Resources a reality.  Obtaining a building devoted to only the work of Hope Resources is the continuing focus.  We look forward to advances on that front every day, through prayer, phone calls, and meetings.  All prayers are very welcome and encouraged!

North Berrien Food Pantry     - working to become part of H.O.P.E. Resources

​The North Berrien Food Pantry is located in the Coloma United Methodist Church, 144 S. Church Street, Coloma, Michigan.  It is supported by six area churches, and many local organizations, and individuals, too!

Who?  The Pantry assists only residents of the school districts of Coloma, Watervliet, or Riverside/Hagar #6.  Those persons asking for assistance may return once each calendar month.  The pantry is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, from 9am to noon.  Food can only be given during those hours - even if the church is open for other reasons.

What documentation?  If you are requesting food, please have your pictured ID with you each time you return.  Documentation is necessary for each member of your household:

  • Pictured ID
  • New address proof such as first class mail addressed to you, , utility bill, lease, or any other document with your name and address.
  • ID for each child such as a medicaid card, social security card, a copy of a 2015-2015 report card, court ordered custody placement, or a WIC card.​



Snow?  If the Coloma Schools have a snow day and school is cancelled, then the Food P{antry is closed as well.  Rather than make the trip and find us closed, you are welcome to call the church office at 468-6062.

Funerals:  Occasionally, we host a funeral here in our church sanctuary.  There will be a sign at the north entrance saying that the pantry is closed.  There is no way of knowing this ahead of time.  Please do not enter the glass doors, expecting someone to give you food.  We hope you understand and will respect those in attendance at the funeral.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Food Pantry through the church phone 468-6062, during Food Pantry operating hours - Wednesday through Thursday, 9am to noon.